Carl Gaylor

November 15, 1953 - February 10, 2016
Kalamazoo, MI



Friday, February 12, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Life Story Funeral Homes - Betzler
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900

Prayer service at 7:30 PM.

Food and refreshments will be served.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
1:00 PM EST
St. Mary's Catholic Church
939 Charlotte Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 342-0621


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St. Mary's Catholic Church
939 Charlotte Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 342-0621


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Carl Gaylor, born on 15 November 1953, passed away on Wednesday, 10 February 2016, after a long illness. His faith kept him strong, but also served as an example to others.

Carl’s life was driven by his love for his family who includes his wife, Sharon (Mathieu) Gaylor; children Jessica and Jeremiah Meekhof, Jason, Joseph and Julie Gaylor; grandchildren, Mathieu, Christian and Weston Meekhof; his mother, Vera Hawes and his parents-in law, Madeleine and Jerome Mathieu; and his sisters and husbands, Darlene and Ronald Gray, Rosemary and Brian McMullen and Jackie and Jim Lioy.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday evening, 12 February 2016, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo. A prayer vigil will be conducted at 7:30 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Saturday, 13 February 2016, at St. Mary’s Church, 939 Charlotte, Kalamazoo. A light luncheon will follow. Private interment will be held in Bear Lake, Michigan at a later date.